Geraldine M. “Shirley” Bieker, 92, Schoenchen, died Monday, March 18, 2019, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s at the Hays Good Samaritan Society.
She was born June 28, 1926, on a farm near Liebenthal to Aloys W. and Blanche C. (Herrman) Herrman.
She married Willard J. “Will” Bieker on Feb. 23, 1974, in Schoenchen. They celebrated 43 years of marriage before he preceded her in death May 24, 2017. She was a homemaker and an excellent cook, preparing meals for family and friends. Most remember Shirley’s Café in Schoenchen where she and her husband cooked German food that was enjoyed by many from around the state.
She was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church, St. Anthony Altar Society, an extraordinary minister of Holy Communion and a volunteer at the St. Anthony Hospital Auxiliary Gift Shop. She was a devout catholic, often praying the rosary.
She enjoyed gardening, canning, fishing, keeping an immaculate house, sewing and making numerous quilts. She was a farm girl at heart and had great love for her family.
Survivors include two sons, Bob Harvey and wife, Dolly, and Robert Rasmussen and wife, Joanie; three daughters, Diane Hoar, Donna Campbell and Janell Underwood; a brother; Art Herrman and wife, Edna; two sisters, Tootsie Zimmerman and Ruby Bailey; 12 grandchildren, Ciarra Owens, Alyssa Underwood, Robert L. Rasmussen III, Bobbi Jo Harvey-Malcholz and husband, Fred, Dwayne Campbell and wife, Jenny, Gerarld Harvey Jr., Lynna Campbell, Tammy Williams and husband, Shawn, Dale Harvey and wife, Teri, Dustin Harvey, Michelle Curington and husband, Dan, and Heidi Harvey; 16 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Gerald “Jerry” Harvey; two sisters, Lillian Roth and Dody Trotter; and a grandson, Michael Harvey.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Schoenchen; inurnment in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine, Hays, KS 67601 and from 9 a.m. until time of service Thursday at the church.
A vigil will be at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to Hays Good Samaritan Society in care of the funeral home.
Condolences can be left at www.haysmemorial.com.